I’ve been getting a lot of requests on twitter from people asking me to write about the Anabolic Diet, which I’ve been trying out recently.
The diet was written by a Dr (You’re impressed already, I can tell) Mauro Di Pasquale, and promises to help me lose fat and retain muscle mass. This is good news, because I don’t have a great deal of muscle mass to begin with, so losing what little I do have at this point would be somewhat of a nightmare.
The idea is pretty simple; super-low carbohydrates for 5 days, lots of carbohydrates for 2 days – and repeat. Sounds simple so far, right? Right.
During the first phase, where you eat fewer than 30 grams of carbohydrates per day, you might experience a few negative symptoms. Your body isn’t going to just lay down and take the change – oh no. It’ll be uncomfortable, and you might feel a bit dizzy. Man up, pussy. Nobody said this was going to be easy. After the first week or so, this will all go away, and it’ll be smooth sailing. With no carbohydrates to burn, there’ll be a metabolic shift and your body will start burning fat instead.
While I’m following the Anabolic Diet, I’ll be trying to hit the following breakdown :- 5 days of 60% fat, 40% protein (from meat, fish, whole eggs, cheese, olive oil, and vegetables), and a maximum of 30g carbohydrates, and then 2 days of 20% protein, 20% fat, and 60% carbs (from bread, pasta, rice).
From my experiences up to now, I’ve found it easier to follow than you’d think. So far, I’ve experienced some fat loss, increased energy and less hunger.
Wondering what the picture below is? Scroll down and I’ll tell you…
It’s delicious, that’s what it is. Honestly. I’ts half a plate of chicken, topped up with blended spinach, butter, cabbage & cauliflower. Yummy.